NFL groups chosen a file 65 gamers from SEC faculties throughout the 2021 NFL draft, persevering with the convention’s dominance over the three-day occasion.
The earlier mark additionally was set by the SEC, with 64 in 2019. In actual fact, the 4 highest totals of drafted gamers from one convention belong to the SEC; it had 63 in each 2020 and 2013.
This 12 months’s SEC haul included six of the primary 10 picks and 12 of the 32 gamers chosen within the first spherical. They included Florida tight finish Kyle Pitts at No. 4 (Atlanta Falcons); LSU broad receiver Ja’Marr Chase at No. 5 (Cincinnati Bengals); and Alabama wideout Jaylen Waddle at No. 6 (Miami Dolphins). One other Alabama WR, DeVonta Smith, went at No. 10 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
With 10 picks in 2021, Alabama has had 51 gamers chosen over the previous 5 drafts. That ties USC (1973-77) for essentially the most NFL draft picks over any five-year span within the widespread draft period (since 1967), in line with Elias Sports activities Bureau analysis.
The following-closest convention on this 12 months’s draft was the ACC, with 51 gamers drafted, together with the No. 1 general choose, quarterback Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars). The Huge 10 had 44 draftees, the Pac-12 had 28 and the Huge 12 had 22.